Press Release: Buhari Won’t Go For a Third Term

Press Release: Buhari Won’t Go For a Third Term


The Presidency has described as “ internet- based gossip and un – informed media commentary ” , insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari would embark on a third term ambition with effect from 2023 .

The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary regarding presidential term limits, given credence by so-called support groups, staging street demonstrations asking President Muhammadu Buhari to do a third term.

There are no circumstances – nor set of circumstances – under which President Buhari may seek to amend the Constitution regarding the two-term term limit on holding office as President.

President Buhari intends to serve his full second elected term in office, ending 2023 – and then there shall be a general election in which he will not be a candidate.

There is not even the faintest possibility that this will change.

It is important to note that there was a past attempt to change the Constitution to allow for the-then incumbent president to stand for a third term. That attempt was wrong, unconstitutional – and rightly rebuffed. No such attempt will happen under this President.

President Buhari is a democrat. He respects the Constitution. Any activity aimed at altering the two-term limit will not succeed and shall never have his time nor support.

 

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

October 1, 2019

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